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VOL. 38 | NO. 23 | Friday, June 6, 2014

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School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:

  • June 16: District 6, Candidates Tyese Hunter and Cheryl Mayes, 5-6:30 p.m., Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2087 Hobson Pike.
  • June 17: District 2: Candidates Edward Arnold, Jo Ann Brannon and Bernie Driscoll, 5-6:30 p.m., Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2087 Hobson Pike.


Nashville Symphony Summer Concerts

An annual summer tradition, which continues tonight at Two Rivers Mansion,  that embodies the organization’s mission of bringing outstanding music to audiences of every age and background throughout Middle Tennessee. Featured composers include Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and more. All performances are free of charge (except where noted) and will be conducted by Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran. The Symphony will conclude its free outdoor performances on July 4, when the orchestra takes part in Music City’s Independence Day celebration with a free concert in downtown Nashville on the Lawn at Riverfront Park that will also include performances by Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe and Striking Matches before the South’s largest fireworks show. Information: www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/community_concerts.

Goodwill Career Solutions Job Fair

The Goodwill Career Solutions center will host a job fair for Walmart. The company is looking to fill more than 100 positions at its in Antioch and Thompson Lane locations. Openings include everything from department managers and customer service workers to cashiers and stockers. Representatives from Walmart will be on site, and interviews are possible. Job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificate. 9 a.m.-noon, 780 Berry Road, Nashville. Information: goodwillcareersolutions.org.

Jammin’ with the General

A live music series on the Lebanon Public Square. The June concert features comedian/impressionist Johnny Counterfit. 149 Public Square, Lebanon. Information: 444-5503.

Free Summer Concert Series at Monthaven

The Jeff Coffin Band will be featured. 6-8 p.m. Bring your own beverage and chair. 1010 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville. Information: 822-0789, www.hendersonvillearts.org.

Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

Chamber North serves Chamber members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Real Estate Investors Network

Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. Topics include: deal pitches, deal analysis, deal-finding and marketing tips and tricks, measuring progress, where to get money to fund deals, contract clauses, and more to help you do better deals. 6 p.m., Rein Education Center, 4525 Harding, STE 200, Nashville. Information: reintn.org. Additional June opportunities include:

  • Monday, June 16: Landlording Subgroup. Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. Tips and tricks, contracts, and policies to run your business better. 6:30 p.m. REIN Education Center – Belle Meade, 4525 Harding, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, June 17: REIN Lunch Network. Join active and experienced real estate investors 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Meet in a small group and enjoy lunch together with like-minded investors. Share your deals you’d like to sell / buy. Present deals you know about that would interest investors. Discuss trends and hot real estate topics of interest to the experienced and active real estate group members. 11:15 a.m., Dalt’s American Grill, 38 White Bridge Road, Nashville.
  • Thursday, June 17: Property Inspections. Attendees will share some ways to improve property so that buyers’ inspector will see nothing less than a top-quality home. This class is must for every investor. It will aid the ability to properly assess the potential repairs needed before you purchase your investment property. 6 p.m., Rein Education Center, 4525 Harding, STE 200, Nashville.
  • Thursday, June 19: Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, Builders, Commercial, Mini-storage, Wholesalers, Private Lenders, Transaction Funders, Hard-Money Lenders, Bankers, Title Attorneys, Realtors, and Vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.


Spark Series

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its new Spark Series, offering professional development workshops in partnership with c3/consulting. For teams or individuals, these full- and half-day workshops help organizations increase productivity, improve collaboration, enhance leadership skills and learn techniques for strategic planning. The first workshop in the series is Breakthrough Thinking: Avoid Thinking Biases. $400 per person for Chamber members, $550 per person for future members. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., C3 Consulting, LLC, 2975 Sidco Drive, Nashville. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067. Additional sessions include:

  • Friday, June 13: Negotiation: Strategies to Build Your Business. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 17: The Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 23: Strategy Boot Camp: From Vision to Execution. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12: Negotiation: Strategies to Build Your Business. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 22: Breakthrough Thinking: Avoid Thinking Biases. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 11: Strategy Boot Camp: From Vision to Execution. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17: The Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Tennessee Real Estate Investors Association Investors Luncheon

Meet with new and seasoned Real Estate Investors every Monday. 11:30 a.m. at Corky’s Ribs & Bar B-Q on Old Hickory Blvd. in Brentwood. Due to limited seating, this event is limited to the first 35 to register. Information: tennreia@gmail.com.


Social Enterprise Shared Interest Group

Group is composed of businesses and individuals who measure success according to the “triple-bottom-line” philosophy of “people, planet, profit.” Group meets third Tuesday of every month. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Centresource Lab, 1312 5th Avenue North, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

An opportunity to network with Chamber members over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. 8 a.m.-9:15 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle

Overview of an intuitive cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. 3-5 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Chamber Midtown Quarterly Meeting

This area advisory council, which meets quarterly, provides opportunities for getting involved in solving problems, discussing issues and implementing special projects and events for a specific business neighborhood. 7:30-9 a.m. Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt, 2400 West End Avenue. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3053.


Meet the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards Finalists

The Nashville Emerging Leader Awards recognize Nashville’s young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. The reception and networking event honors the finalists of the 2014 NELAs. 5:30-7 p.m., Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Massey Hall, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

International Trade Finance

A program to assist Tennessee companies in determining their options for export finance. Learn how to best utilize programs and services offered by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and international business divisions of banks. This seminar will detail the products, programs and services available to mitigate risks associated with export transactions to include international letters of credit, documentary collections, foreign currency exchange, working capital loans, foreign receivables insurance, and guaranteed term financing. 8 a.m.-noon., downtown campus of Tennessee State University. Information: go.usa.gov/kRKV, patrick.spence@trade.gov, 736-2225.


GJCC March Art Exhibit

The Gordon Jewish Community Center’s June art exhibit features the work of Yenny Walker-Zarama, Ken Walls and Florian J. Ceglarek. The exhibit, which will be open throughout the month of June, will open with a reception for the artists and public on June 11 at 7 p.m. with music by DJ Spun Counterguy. There will also be a special traveling Israeli art and jewelry exhibit taking place from June 10th – 14th.

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